Getting the Most from Ancestry
Nation to Nation: Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations
Lecture about the Treaties Between the United States and American Indian Nations
Thursday, November 20th, 2014 at noon.
National Archives at New York City, 3rd floor Learning Center, One Bowling Green, NY.
This is a live broadcast of the discussion taking place in Washington DC. To view online visit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C42gSB_FQL0. To view at the National Archives at New York City, register at: email@example.com or call toll free: 866-840-1752.
Please note: All programs are free and open to the public. Select copies of the treaties in this exhibit will be on display in the Learning Center during the program. Copies of the book will be available for purchase after the program in the 2nd floor gift shop of the National Museum of the American Indian.
This program is in partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, National Museum of the American Indian.
About the Speaker
Kevin Gover, Director of the National Museum of the American Indian, and Suzan Shown Harjo, guest curator of the "Nation to Nation" exhibit, explore the promises, diplomacy, and betrayals involved in treaties and treaty making between the United States government and Native Nations. One side sought to own the riches of North America and the other struggled to hold on to traditional homelands and ways of life. The book reveals how the ideas of honor, fair dealings, good faith, rule of law, and peaceful relations between nations have been tested and challenged in historical and modern times.
About the George Gustav Heye Center
A diverse and multifaceted cultural and educational enterprise, the National Museum of the American Indian (NMAI) is an active and visible component of the Smithsonian Institution, the world's largest museum complex. The NMAI cares for one of the world's most expansive collections of Native artifacts, including objects, photographs, archives, and media covering the entire Western Hemisphere, from the Arctic Circle to Tierra del Fuego. The National Museum of the American Indian facility in New York, The George Gustav Heye Center (GGHC), houses exhibitions, research, educational activities, and performing arts programs.
About the National Archives at New York City
The National Archives at New York City maintains the historically significant records of Federal agencies and courts in New Jersey, New York, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, dating from 1685 to the present. It also holds select microfilm publications of the National Archives and provides access to a variety of online historical resources. Since 2012, NARA NYC has been headquartered at the historic, 107 year old Alexander Hamilton U.S. Custom House, which is a designated National Historic Landmark and also listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
For more information about the National Archives at New York City, visit: www.archives.gov/nyc